Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Who we are

Since its start in 1996, the singular mission of HIGN has been to shape the quality of healthcare of older adults. The commitment to this mission, exhibited by the dedicated HIGN leadership, staff and affiliate organizations, has made HIGN a globally recognized geriatric presence. HIGN is the geriatric arm of the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and has become, over the years, a beacon for all those who wish to advance geriatric care through nursing leadership and interprofessional team care.


To ensure older adults achieve optimal health and quality of life.


Older adults will experience a quality of life that reflects wellness and optimal function, characterized by engagement in their healthcare and health-related behaviors. Anyone involved in older adult care understands the unique needs of that population and has access to the resources they need to decrease the incidence and mitigate the impact of chronic disease and social determinants of health.